Transient - Whole Symesta EP [od064]
After his remarkable appearance on the Cucina Vagabonda compilation, Transient gently steps again into the lovable world of sweeping synths and melodious rhythms 'n arpeggios. Tough at parts, yet mellow and expansed, always fading in beauty; an exemplar taste of melodic idm, synth-pop flavoured and so much poetic. As if in a tale where little fairies cure ill mini-robots. One of the best releases of 2004 already.
Run time 24:26
May 26, 2005
Some great tracks...
This is a solid album, but a little lackluster compared to some of Transient's other work. Track 1, "the hypno brothers" is a minefield of blips and bloops, frenetically flailing and sputtering and never coming up for air. It may have been fun to make, but it wasn't fun to listen to. "the ping pong warriors" is another video-gamy peice, but with beeps in moderation that actually flow with a solid rythym instead of superceding it. "whole symesta" is a bass-heavy minimal track that blends into the background and never really goes anywhere, despite the droning sounds towards the end. The offbeat piano line of "the iceman dance" will lull you into a relaxed mood. The reverberating textures of "safe passage thru that storm" remind me of a ship lurching to and fro in an angry sea. Download this one and just delete the first track for a good album you'll enjoy.
April 14, 2004
The Iceman Dance now playing @ Headtones Radio
Thanks to the oscillator 707's poppo I was directed to transient's lovely batch of glitchy melodic beat-craft excursions. Thank you for sharing this music! Dig the dynamic range from high energy intensity to mellow with these five pieces.
I included "The Iceman Dance" in my latest show,
"Absent Without Leave" on Headtones Radio:
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